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Smoking skyhawk Dear sir The other day I started my buick syhawk like any other day.I went about 1 km and noticed it wasn"t quite running quite properly.It was like it was missing.I went along thinking maybe it was the efi or maybe a bit of water in the tank .As i went about another km I looked in the rear mirror and noticed abit of white smoke thinking it was just the cool air that day.Anyway as I went abit farther the white cloud of smoke trailing the car got bigger and bigger.Finally I had too pull over as I could not even see the cars behind it. When I stopped alot of smoke and some slight smell was present.When I opened the hood I checked all water hoses ect.but could not physically see any thing wrong.Checked water level also and the oil dipstick.I the tried to start and it did barely like it may be seizing up or something.I then had too shut it down for it was running terrible and more smoke. I would not care too much but it is an old car(1987)but its in super shape.So my question is where do I start.Can you give me any suggestions .I was told maybe a head gasket but no water is lost so I can see and no water in the oil. Thks Greg

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  • luchin530 Jan 06, 2009

    Dear sir

    I am not sure as it will not start now.All i can remember it was

    sort of a burnt smell.This could be just the anti freeze smell.

    Also when tryin to start it it was turning over very slowly

    ps.sorry as you can tell I am not a mechanic



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If the smell of the white smoke is sweet, it is coolant and most likely a head gasket failure.

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